Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a Twitter campaign to gather support for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, which has triggered protests across the country.
The Twitter handle of Modi’s official website said that the CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees and not about taking anyone’s citizenship away.
The message was posted with the hashtag “India Supports CAA”.
“#IndiaSupportsCAA because CAA is about giving citizenship to persecuted refugees & not about taking anyone’s citizenship away. Check out this hashtag in Your Voice section of Volunteer module on NaMo App for content, graphics, videos & more. Share & show your support for CAA,” Modi tweeted.
This was followed by a tweet from the prime minister’s account wherein he posted a video of spiritual guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, in support of the law.
“Do hear this lucid explanation of aspects relating to CAA and more by @SadhguruJV. He provides historical context, brilliantly highlights our culture of brotherhood. He also calls out the misinformation by vested interest groups. #IndiaSupportsCAA,” PM Modi tweeted.
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act which was passed by both house of Parliament earlier this month, seeks to provide Indian citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi and Christian communities who entered India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan till December 31, 2014.